What Exactly Is Asbestos And Why Is It So Dangerous?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was widely used from the beginning of the industrial revolution until the late 1980s. Asbestos was especially popular in the construction, manufacturing, oil refining, shipbuilding and chemical plant industries due to its absorption and resistance to damage from heat and chemicals. Today, there are still thousands of products on the market that contain asbestos.

In order to create many of the asbestos products, the mineral would be crushed down and combined with other materials, leaving tiny asbestos particles floating in the air and sticking to clothing. Repeated inhalation of the asbestos fibers has been proven to cause serious illnesses for our clients in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and elsewhere in Louisiana. Many have suffered from mesotheliomalung cancer and other diseases.

While asbestos exposure can occur anywhere there are asbestos products (even in the household), the majority of asbestos-related disease cases come from laborers who routinely handled or made asbestos products for a number of years or who worked in an environment where these products were frequently used.

Helping People Recover Compensation For Workplace Illnesses Caused By Asbestos

If you have worked in a hazardous job where you came into contact with asbestos and now have a related disease, Pourciau Law Firm can help. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our lawyers are ready to develop a strong case on your behalf. We are known for the personal attention and compassionate guidance that we provide to our clients, as well as skillful advocacy.

Through experience, skill and dedication, our lawyers will assemble solid evidence to prove that your illness was caused by asbestos exposure. We offer aggressive representation with empathy and understanding as you and your family go through this difficult time. Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you.

Products That Commonly Contained Asbestos Until The Late 1980s

The following list is not intended to be comprehensive, but it includes many of the most commonly used products that previously contained asbestos.

Automotive Products

  • Brake linings
  • Brake pads

Ceiling Products

  • Plaster
  • Ceiling panels and tiles
  • Popcorn ceiling texture
  • Ceiling insulation

Electrical Products

  • Electrical breakers
  • Electrical panels
  • Insulating cloth

Flooring Products

  • Floor tiles
  • Carpet mastic
  • Linoleum

Heating And Cooling System Products

  • Boiler
  • Boiler insulation
  • Ductwork insulation
  • Furnace insulation
  • Gaskets
  • Pipe and pipe covering
  • Pipe insulation
  • Tank insulation

Kilns and Ovens

Roofing And Chimney Products

  • Shingles
  • Tar
  • Chimney lining


Wall Products

  • Plaster
  • Caulk
  • Spackling compounds
  • Sheetrock
  • Wall insulation
  • Drywall
  • Paint

Welding Products

  • Rods
  • Gloves
  • Blankets

Our law firm is devoted to obtaining justice for Louisiana residents injured through asbestos exposure.

Contact Us To Discuss With An Attorney Your Asbestos Exposure And Resulting Illness

From offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Pourciau Law Firm represents asbestos and mesothelioma clients in communities throughout the state. Our New Orleans office is located in the Iberia Bank Building and operates between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Our attorneys are also more than happy to meet with you at your home or hospital during or outside our operating hours. Asbestos and mesothelioma cases are all taken on a contingency basis, and we accept credit card payment for estate planning services.

Contact our law firm at 504-305-2375 or through our easy online form to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated Louisiana asbestos exposure attorney.